Journal of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics

Volume 9, Issue Supplement 2, September 2002, Pages 122 - 133

Should PT Symmetric Quantum Mechanics Be Interpreted as Nonlinear?

Authors
Miloslav Znojil
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Miloslav Znojil
Received 1 March 2002, Available Online 2 September 2002.
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Abstract
The Feshbach-type reduction of the Hilbert space to the physically most relevant "model" subspace is suggested as a means of a formal unification of the standard quantum mechanics with its recently proposed PT symmetric modification. The resuting "effective" Hamiltonians Heff (E) are always Hermitian, and the two alternative forms of their energy-dependence are interpreted as a certain dynamical nonlinearity, responsible for the repulsion and/or attraction of the levels in the Hermitian and/or PT symmetric cases, respectively. The spontaneous PT symmetry breaking is then reflected by the loss of the Hermiticity of Heff while the pseudo-unitary evolution law persists in the unreduced Hilbert space.
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Journal
Journal of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics
Volume-Issue
9 - Supplement 2
Pages
122 - 133
Publication Date
2002/09
ISBN
91-631-2869-1
ISSN (Online)
1776-0852
ISSN (Print)
1402-9251
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jnmp.2002.9.s2.11How to use a DOI?
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